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I am 38 years old and was diagnosed with AS approximately 2 years ago. I have chronic back pain and had a piece of disc taken out, the back pain didn't disappear totally and was referred to a rheumatologist who did a blood test, MRI and confirmed I had AS. He has only been prescribing me Mobic and Celebrex. I have issues bending but mostly my hip pain is excruciating. I have trouble standing for longer than 20 mins...can't do much about the house and at times all I can do is lie down.
I get stiff in the morning but find it gets worse the more I am active. My rheumatologist is useless and I am at a loss what to do next.
I tried PT to strengthen my core as recommended by my doctor who also advised yoga or Pilates but I am extremely inflexible....I've tried physio...they give me exercises but they don't do much either....most days I lie on a hot water bottle and my partner tries to massage my hugely tight muscles near my hips and spine....i am not sure on a diet and tried magnesium but that hasn't helped much either....
Can someone give me suggestions I am at a loss ...I want my life back....
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